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Investments in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific

As one of Europe’s leading real estate investment managers, we have a clear mandate: investing in the world of tomorrow. Our investment process, as well as our clear organisational structure composed of specialised teams for each region and type of use, provides the efficiency and reliability required to professionally close transactions of varying sizes and complexities in all phases of the real estate cycle.

We focus on asset classes like office, logistics, hotel and retail properties in the core to core plus segment. Long-term investors with larger investment volumes of EUR 250 million or more can also take advantage of co-investment and joint venture options. In line with our investment philosophy, we are primarily interested in portfolio properties, turnkey development projects and forward purchases.

Our acquisition due diligence process always looks at long-term income predictability, exacting location and sustainability criteria, and maximum property fungibility.

We are always on the lookout for interesting properties. You can find our criteria for office, retail, hotel and logistics real estate investments here.

Our acquisition profiles at a glance

Our investment criteria at a glance

Investment

  • Individual properties from EUR 30 million
  • Portfolios
  • Joint ventures from EUR 250 million

Classification

  • Core
  • Core plus

Locations

  • Metropolitan and densely populated areas
  • Established office locations
  • Good infrastructure connection (such as public transport)

Properties

  • Energy-efficient and sustainable properties, certified under internationally recognised labels
  • Less than 15 years old (if possible)
  • Alternatively: last conversion or renovation less than 10 years ago

  • No maintenance backlog

  • Possibility of third-party use guaranteed

  • Adequate number of parking spaces

Lease agreements

  • Weighted average lease term (WALT) of 5 years; shorter terms possible for excellent locations
  • Occupancy rate of at least 75%; may be lower for outstanding properties
  • Creditworthy tenants
  • Standard indexation and settlement of operating expenses under market conditions

A selection of our office investments

VENETO 89 in Rom

VENETO 89 in Rom
VENETO 89 in Rom

The striking Veneto 89 office building was built in 1928 in neoclassical style and has just been extensively refurbished. The asset is fully let on a long-term lease (Deloitte HQ, Amazon Italy) and stands out in the Rome market thanks to its outstanding location and building quality. It is the first building in the city to receive triple certification.

Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 89 in Rome, Italy

Location
The trophy property is located in the historic centre of the city, surrounded by exclusive hotels, luxurious cafés, the U.S. embassy and the headquarters of major companies/institutions. Via Veneto epitomises the dolce vita like no other thoroughfare in the country. Barberini underground station is only a three-minute walk away, while the main railway station Roma Termini is approx. 15 minutes away by foot.

Closing
February 2024

Portfolio
WestInvest InterSelect mutual fund

Leasable area
Approx. 23,000 sqm; as well as 11 car and 12 motorbike parking spaces

Year of construction
1928 / 2022 – 2024

Certification
LEED Gold; BREEAM Very Good; WELL Silver

Special features
- Grade A spaces in new-build quality after extensive renovation (strip-out project)
- High-quality environment, including terraces with a view over the Eternal City                          
- Successful combination of timeless architecture, ecological sustainability and staff well-being

Leo Business Campus, Stuttgart

 Exterior view of the Leo Business Campus building in Stuttgart.
 Exterior view of the Leo Business Campus building in Stuttgart.

Purchase of section E (L&O still being completed). DGNB Gold-certified new building with secure long-term cash flow, located near the centre of Stuttgart. The green courtyard includes seating and is an inviting place to linger. Around 8,415 sqm of leasable area are divided across five upper floors. The underground car park has 102 spaces for cars and 42 spaces for bicycles. The main tenants are GMG (Telekom) and Exyte. 100% occupancy rate.

Address
Löwentorstraße 46-48 in Stuttgart, Germany

Location
LEO is situated in the north of Stuttgart, next to the Löwentor (Lion’s Gate) in the district of Bad Cannstatt.

Closing
Mar 23

Portfolio
Domus Megatrends Europa special fund

Leasable area
8,415 sqm

Year of construction
2019

Certification
DGNB Gold

Special features
Heat supply from environmentally friendly district heating.

Booking HQ, Amsterdam

   Exterior view of the Booking HQ building in Amsterdam.
   Exterior view of the Booking HQ building in Amsterdam.

A modern, high-end building with a water view and offbeat architecture, whose high technical and sustainability standards make it a compelling proposition. The property is located right next to the central station and has excellent public transport connections. The headquarters of Booking.com, which have a total leasable area of 54,432 sqm, reflect the new work concept.

Address
Oosterdokskade 163 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location
Amsterdam-Centrum submarket, next to the central station

Closing
Dec 22

Portfolio
Deka Immobilien Europa and WestInvest InterSelect mutual funds

Leasable area
54,432 sqm

Year of construction
2022

Certification
Energy Label A++ and BREEAM Excellent are targeted.

Special features
Water view and eye-catching architecture. Structural glazing façade (triple-glazed façade; up to quadruple glazing on the north side near the train tracks), solar panels on a moss and sedum roof, campus as a SMART building, connection to the central latent storage system (LTEO) that provides heating/cooling.

H2O, Munich

  Exterior view of the H2O building in Munich.
  Exterior view of the H2O building in Munich.

High-end office building in north-west Munich with good public transport connections and very easy access by car. Total area of approximately 20,600 sqm, comprising around 18,900 sqm of office/terrace space, roughly 1,250 sqm of hospitality/retail areas and around 450 sqm of storage space. The underground car park offers 201 spaces, some of which feature electric charging facilities (wall boxes). Almost fully leased; main tenant is Westwing AG.

Address
Moosacher Straße 84-88 in Munich, Germany

Location
H2O is situated in the Munich North submarket, which is characterised by commercial tenants from the industrial, automotive, trade, IT and media sectors.

Closing
Oct 22

Portfolio
WestInvest InterSelect mutual fund

Leasable area
20,597 sqm

Year of construction
2016

Certification
LEED Gold, Wired Score

Special features
Heated using district heating and geothermal energy, concrete core activation, cooled using geothermal energy, large bicycle storage area in the basement including shower and changing facilities, tenant-owned electric charging stations in the underground car park.

 

Austro Tower, Vienna 

 Exterior view of the Austro Tower building in Vienna.

With its height of 136 m and 38 floors, Austro Tower is a highly visible landmark at the Prater motorway junction in Vienna. Having been secured by Deka Immobilien back in 2020, this property was transferred in its entirety to the purchasers after it was completed and fully leased in March 2022. Deka Immobilien acted as deal sourcer and fund advisor for a group of investors consisting of four pension funds, with the property itself being outsourced to an investment management company. Long-term leases have been signed with Austro Tower’s two main tenants, Austro Control and Asfinag. The remaining space is occupied by the project developer Soravia and a canteen operator.  

Address
On the Danube Canal in the third district of Vienna, Austria

Location
Erdberg submarket, Vienna

Closing
Mar 22

Portfolio
External management company

Leasable area
31,400 sqm

Year of construction
Q1 2022

Certification
BREEAM Excellent; LEED Platinum (expected)

Special features
 - Highly visible landmark building
 - State-of-the-art fit-out standard
 - Double-skin glass façade with operable windows
 - Long-term leases with very creditworthy quasi-government tenants

Kranhaus Mitte, Cologne

 Exterior view of the Kranhaus Mitte building on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne.
 Exterior view of the Kranhaus Mitte building on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne.

High-end landmark building; striking design in the form of a cantilevering crane; the total leasable area of around 17,200 sqm is spread across 15 upper floors. The main tenant is CMS Hasche Sigle Partnerschaft.  

Address
Im Zollhafen 18 in Cologne, Germany

Location
The Kranhaus is located in the Rheinauhafen submarket, one of the most in-demand submarkets in Cologne, directly on the Rhine.

Closing
Feb 22

Portfolio
WestInvest InterSelect mutual fund

Leasable area
17,200 sqm

Year of construction
2008

Certification
DGNB Silver

Lakefront Block 25 & 31, Seattle

 Exterior view of the Lakefront Block 25 & 31 building in Seattle.
 Exterior view of the Lakefront Block 25 & 31 building in Seattle.

The properties at Lakefront Blocks 25 & 31 in Seattle offer cash flow secured for many years by Google and a highly fungible status. The campus comprises two separate buildings in an exceptional location right next to Lake Union.

Address
609 Fairview Ave. and 620 Boren Ave. / 1021 Valley St. and 1000 Mercer St., Seattle, USA

Location
The South Lake Union submarket stands out thanks to its mix of different types of use, its museums and restaurants, as well as a number of architectural projects that lead the way in terms of sustainability.

Closing
Feb 22

Portfolio
Deka-ImmobilienGlobal and Deka-ImmobilienMetropolen mutual funds

Leasable area
59,074 sqm

Year of construction
2019

Certification
LEED CS Gold

Special features
Lots of amenities for office users. In addition to a large roof terrace with a view of Lake Union, the campus offers a health zone including a gym and massage room, as well as a games room and an aquarium.

ÁNCORA 40, Madrid

 Exterior view of the ÁNCORA 40 building in Madrid.
 Exterior view of the ÁNCORA 40 building in Madrid.

A modern, core renovated and LEED Gold-certified three- or four-storey office building with total leasable area of 7,215 sqm. Its close proximity to Atocha train station (a main hub for the AVE high-speed trains) also means that the property could not be easier to reach by public transport. The building is leased in full to Just Eat, Europe’s largest online food order and delivery service. 

Address
C/ del Áncora 40 in Madrid, Spain

Location: Méndez Álvaro submarket, next to Atocha central station

Closing
Jan 22

Portfolio
Domus Megatrends Europa special fund

Leasable area
7,215 sqm

Year of construction
2021

Certification
LEED Gold

Special features
Imposing façade featuring floor-to-ceiling windows; high visibility thanks to corner location, numerous outside and terrace spaces, opulent ceiling height (up to 4 m), modern office spaces reflecting the “new work” megatrend, parking directly below the building

CUBES, Düsseldorf

 Exterior view of the CUBES building in Düsseldorf.

High-end office building with a very good tenant structure on the outskirts of the Kennedydamm submarket; 100% occupancy rate. The main tenants are Baker Tilly and Beiten Burkhardt. Some 14,900 sqm of leasable area are spread across four or five upper floors and two lower floors; the property has its own underground car park with 218 spaces and seven outdoor parking spaces. Terrace areas enhance the quality of user experience. 

Address:
Cecilienallee 6-7 in Düsseldorf, Germany

Location:
CUBES is located in the district of Düsseldorf-Golzheim, on the outskirts of the Kennedydamm submarket in close proximity to the Rhine.

Closing:
Dec 21

Portfolio:
Deka-Immobilien Europa mutual fund

Leasable area:
14,900 sqm

Year of construction:
2012

Certification:
DGNB Silver

Special features:
Heat supply from environmentally friendly district heating.

500LEP, Washington

 Exterior view of the 500LEP building in Washington, D.C.
 Exterior view of the 500LEP building in Washington, D.C.

This modern office property in the Southwest submarket offers a sustainable configuration that is suitable for third-party use. The main tenant is Urban Institute, an organisation specialising in urban research and development aid. The highlight of the property is its roof terrace with fireplace, which provides a 360-degree view of the neighbourhood and the Potomac River – a rarity in D.C. 500LEP also offers direct access to a metro station served by five different lines.

Address
500 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, USA

Location
In close proximity to major public authorities such as the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Closing
Sep 21

Portfolio
Deka-Immobilien Metropolen mutual fund

Leasable area
20,200 sqm

Year of construction
2019

Certification
LEED CS Gold, Energy Star

Special features
The building has a roof terrace with fireplace, which offers unique vistas of the Wharf District and Potomac River thanks to its elevated position on the podium of L’Enfant Plaza. Such a view is rare in a city where building heights are restricted.

8 St James’s Square, London

 Exterior view of the building 8 St James's Square in London.

This freehold property was designed by Eric Parry Architects and is one of the most advanced office buildings in London’s West End. It is fully leased to the following companies: Helly Nahmad Gallery Ltd., Société Generale, ONEX Partners UK Ltd., Point72 UK Ltd. and London St James Centre. The main tenant (34%) is Société Générale, a multinational bank and financial services provider headquartered in Paris.

Address
8 St James’s Square in London, UK

Location
The property lies in the heart of London’s West End, in a prominent position on St James’s Square near Green Park. The neighbourhood is regarded as the most prestigious office location in the West End.

Closing
July 21

Portfolio
Deka-Immobilien Europa mutual fund

Volume
Around EUR 256 million

Leasable area
5,845 sqm

Year of construction
2015

Certification
BREEAM Excellent

Awards
RIBA National Award 2016, RIBA London Award 2016

Special features
Roof terrace, direct access to St James’s Square outside regular opening hours

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